Kraken name Jessica Campbell the NHL’s first woman assistant coach

Former Coachella Valley Firebirds assistant coach Jessica Campbell talks to Firebirds forward Cameron Hughes (19) during practice on May 28 at Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, Calif. Campbell was hired Wednesday as an assistant for the Seattle Kraken — the first women to be named to the position in the league. (Taya Gray/The Desert Sun)

SEATTLE — Newest Seattle Kraken assistant coach Jessica Campbell has long said she feels she’s been treated no differently by the men working around her as she continued to break hockey barriers.